Viking Volleyball Earns National Academic Honor

Posted August 7, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (August 7, 2014)- The 2013 Missouri Valley College women’s volleyball team earned another academic award this week, this time from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).  The Vikings were one of 33 NAIA programs named to the AVCA Team Academic Award list.


To receive the AVCA Team Academic Award, a team must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, on a 4.0 scale.  Only five percent of NAIA teams had a high enough cumulative team GPA to be recognized by the AVCA, and this is the second-straight year the Vikings received this honor.


“This is another great achievement for our program, being just one of 33 teams in the NAIA to receive this honor,” said Women’s Volleyball Head Coach and Director of Volleyball Operations Brett Holt.  “This is the second year in a row we’ve received this award and it tops off what was a successful 2013 season for our program.”


The women’s volleyball program also received an NAIA Scholar Team award for the 2013 season and had five individuals receive NAIA Scholar honors.


The Vikings will begin their 2014 campaign by hosting the Viking Invitational Aug. 29-30.  MVC will play York (Neb.) College, Sterling (Kan.) College, Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) and Ottawa (Kan.) University over the two days.



About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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